Monday, June 18, 2012

Coconut rice recipe

This is an easy one pot recipe in which all you need is a pressure pan or a rice cooker . Extremely aromatic and wonderfully delicious this rice is so flavorful that we rarely ever have any leftovers.


  • Rice 1 cup (basmati)
  • coconut 1/2 cup freshly grated
  • coconut milk 1/2 cup
  • water 1/2 cup
  • salt as per taste 
For tempering:
  • coconut oil 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • urad dal 1 tsp
  • asafoetida (hing) one pinch
  • curry leaves -few
  • green chilies -as per taste 
  • red chilies-broken few pieces   
In a pressure pan heat oil ,add all the tempering ingredients and saute for a moment .
Add coconut and saute for few more minutes .
Rinse and add the rice .Mix everything well, making sure the rice gets in all the flavors.
Add 1/2c coconut milk and 1/2 c water
Add salt and mix well.
close the pan and put on the weight ,let cook for 3 - 4 whistle 
serve with your favorite side dish.
Here is a quick video tutorial:

The measurement given above is for Basmati rice ,adjust the water ratio according to the quality of rice. 
This recipe can also be made in an electric rice cooker by  tempering separately in a pan and adding everything together.

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